8402 is an exploration of the multiple identities of Fi, who was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression and Anxiety Disorder. Each of Fi’s identities, or alter egos, have their own unique personalities, genders and forms. The following images are vivid portraits that capture the identities of each alter ego. The identities are also shot on video, capturing the minute intricacies of each alter ego’s personality and being.
8402 is my story. A story of my own mental health for 8402 days and counting. Everyone’s story and understanding of their own self is different. 8402 may be personal but I am here to share. And, I know that I am not alone in this. My story is my very own painting, and who am I to say I am not part of the art?
I used to have a soul. I used to represent a period of time. I used to have a purpose. I am now an empty cylinder. They (alters) are what complete me. I am empty.
I hold no form; abject of gender or role. I have no will. I simply exist. I am the companion.
I am that winner. What is death? I reign supreme. I am the knight and the ruler.
I am the mother. I was not supposed to be here. And now I am here. I simply support adventures and thrill. Beauty is me and I am beautiful.
I am the twin. I am handicapped and restrained. No one hears me. Endurance and submission is my will.
I am the wall and the fortress. Knowledge is my wisdom. Enough said.
8402 is a project created and curated by the 8402 collective, consisting of Ya (@inntya), Tovey (@toveymel), Shai (@4statine_), Peiyi (@baiyangzuo) and Andrea (@andeer.goh).